Lucy Banini Ghana’s first female DJ Honored



Published on December 6, 2023

Legendary Lucy Banini honoured at 2023 Guinness Ghana DJ Awards

The renowned Lucy Banini, Ghana’s first female DJ and a pioneer on the Ghanaian DJing scene, received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Guinness Ghana DJ Awards, powered by Smirnoff. The yearly awards recognize DJs and individuals who have made major contributions to the Ghanaian music industry.

Banini’s excellent career and substantial efforts, recognized for her innovative accomplishments, have left an everlasting impression on the business, solidifying her place as a true icon. Lucy Banini, Ghana’s first female DJ, began her career in music at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, where she established the groundwork for a career that would inspire future generations.

Her relentless drive and passion for music have not only broken down gender barriers, but have also greatly helped to the expansion of Ghana’s DJing landscape.

Lucy Banini

Banini’s amazing career was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the renowned Guinness Ghana DJ Awards. The award celebrates her as a trailblazer who has opened the way for aspiring DJs, especially women, and has played a significant influence in developing Ghana’s entertainment business.

Lucy Banini said, “I am truly honored and humbled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award,” after accepting the medal. This honor is not just for me; it is for all aspiring DJs, particularly the bold and fearless women. It is evidence of the strength of drive, perseverance, and breaking down barriers.”

She invited all of the female DJs in the auditorium to join her on stage as she was expressing her happiness on stage. Even although they hoped to be as successful as she was, all the female DJs who joined her on stage to celebrate her accomplishment did so with a sense of pride and dignity.

Known as Africa’s Biggest DJ Event, the Guinness Ghana DJ Awards are a celebration of the variety of skills found in Ghanaian music. The event’s history is poignantly enhanced by Banini’s recognition, underscoring the significance of paying tribute to people who have influenced the industry’s landscape.

As Lucy Banini ascends to her rightful position among Ghanaian music’s heroes, her legacy will surely continue to inspire upcoming DJ generations, shattering stereotypes and influencing the direction of the genre.

She has had a particularly big impact on the careers of well-known people like DJ Spices, the two-time Young DJ of the Year, and TMSKDJ, the recently crowned Female DJ of the Year. These up-and-coming talents represent the journey’s transformational impact as Banini’s legacy endures.

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